Our service dogs and Trauma Resiliency Program are provided to veterans at no cost – but require an enormous amount of time, effort and money to train. Expenses include purchasing the purpose-bred pups, up to 18 months worth of food, vaccinations, medical care, housing, transportation, professional training and special equipment including harnesses, vests, leads, identification patches and cards. Veterans are then brought to our campus and housed for three weeks. Meals and transportation are provided at no expense to the veteran.
Partnerships with donors, sponsors, and the helping hands of volunteers makes these life-changing service dogs possible for our veterans.
There is no government funding for PTSD service dogs – and the cost to breed, raise, train and partner our service dog averages $33,000.
Donate through PayPal or if you prefer to mail a check, please send it to:
This Able Veteran
1714 South Wolf Creek Road
Carbondale, Illinois 62902